My students need board games with clear and predictable rules.
I work in a self contained special education school for children with Autism or severe cognitive delays.
Interacting with their peers is one of the most significant obstacles that my students face. It is also the area deemed most important by their parents and siblings.
I need board games to arrange adult directed peer interactions. My students can be more successful in their peer interactions given a game with laid out rules that are predictable and unchanging. Once they have developed a level of comfort interacting and playing with their peers in this way, they are more capable of developing relationships beyond these activities.
Children with Autism spend most of their day in their own world. They need our help to draw them out. I want these games to allow the students to come out of their shell and enjoy each others company. This will allow them to be a contributing member of their classroom environment on a greater level.
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